The holiday season might be over but it’s never too late for gift shopping. So, if you’re thinking of getting some tech gifts for family or friends (or even yourself, we’re not judging), here are recommendations for the best tech gifts in Singapore, whether it’s under $50, under $100 or under $500. From skins for your devices to a new computer, we hope you’ll get some ideas. So, arranging everything in price order, let’s get started.

Tech Gifts Under $50

1. dbrand’s Vinyl Skins

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dbrand makes vinyl skins for many devices on the market. Essentially, these are stickers that go on the back of your device. They usually cost around S$30. And while that may seem a lot for a sticker, it adds some style points and more importantly, a layer of scratch protection.

2. Aukey USB C Hub

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USB C Hubs are perfect for those who use laptops that only have USB C ports and need to plug in other peripherals. Of course, you can find other decent hubs for under S$50. But Aukey makes pretty good products, so we’re recommending this one.

3. Logitech M331 Silent Bluetooth Mouse

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Being one of the oldest players in mouses, Logitech has earned a fair amount of credibility when it comes to quality. The M331 Silent Bluetooth Mouse is a clean, minimal looking mouse that is great for students or working adult who wants an upgrade from a second-rate one. It is currently going for S$30 at Challenger.

4. JBL T110BT Earphones

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Coming in at S$45 at Challenger (for members), the T110BT Earphones are decent Bluetooth earbuds that come in many different colors. JBL is reputable for its high quality at its given price point, and this product is no different. So, while they definitely don’t sound super amazing, they are decent enough for the daily commute. Furthermore, the immaculate and stylish design of the white makes it an excellent versatile accessory for your outfit.

5. TP Link HS110 Smart Plug

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The HS110 Smart Plug upgrades your normal electric socket into one you can control using your phone or Google Assistant. At S$29, you can turn any “dumb” appliance at home into a smart one using this.

Tech Gifts Under $100

In my opinion, this price range is the sweet spot between affordability and quality.

6. 1More PistonBuds True Wireless

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A subsidiary of Xiaomi, 1More has a pretty good reputation when it comes to audio products. With 20 hours of playtime, IPX4 water and sweat resistance and touch controls – the PistonBuds possesses amazing qualities to have at this price point.

7. TaoTronics Hybrid Active ANC Wireless Headphone

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With decent sound quality, active noise canceling and a stylish appearance, what more can you ask for at this price? The Hybrid Active ANC Wireless Headphone is great for the library or office when you want to shut out everything and focus. They work well to cancel out the noise of buses and trains as well.

Smart Home

8. Google Nest Mini

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Google assistant at your bedside for only S$80. The main selling point is being able to get Google Assistant in a room. I have one in mine, and I use it to play music, turn on my smart lights, help with my homework, or even just check my daily commute or schedule. At the end of it all, it’s a solid smart speaker for the price.

9. Google Chromecast

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Google Chromecast is a TV upgrade. This lets users cast content from their phone to a monitor or TV. In addition, you can also mirror your laptop screen on your TV at home. A bonus point is that this can also link to a Google Home which enables voice dictation.

Gaming

10. Razer Viper Mini Mouse

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A Razer gaming mouse for less than S$100. Enough said. Compact, with one of the best sensors on the market now, and super-light, the Razer Viper Mini Mouse is one of the best gaming mice at this price range and will be a thoughtful upgrade for your gamer family member or friend.

11. Logitech G203 Gaming Mouse

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It’s not as light as the Viper Mini, but Logitech’s G203 Gaming Mouse isn’t too far behind in terms of quality too. Great sensor, and relatively light. Another alternative to the Viper for those who do not like Razer’s gaming aesthetic.

Tech Gifts Under $500

I’m not so sure if anyone is willing to get such an expensive gift for another person. But who said you can’t give yourself a present?

12. Sony WF-1000XM3

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The Sony WF-1000XM3 are true-wireless noise-canceling earphones that look good, sound good, and have one of the best noise-canceling performances in any headphone. Its headphone brother, WH-1000XM3, is also on the list (later on). For those looking to upgrade their earphone game this holiday season and want something durable with great noise canceling for travel, these are the pair to get.

13. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus

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If what you’re looking for is a pair of buds that has insane battery life, look clean and sound good, these are your default pair. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus doesn’t have noise cancelling like the Sonys, but they are cheaper at retail price and last longer (11 hours playback + 11 hours from the case). They come in sweet colours too.

14. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Best noise-canceling tech on the market, sound decent and look great. That’s what the NC700s are. If you want an excellent pair of noise-canceling headphones, look no further. They are not audiophile-grade headphones, but for most people, they sound great and have decent battery life to boot.

15. Sony WH-1000XM3 or XM4

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The Sony WH-1000XM3/ XM4 are more expensive than the Bose, which is why we’re recommending the Bose pair, but they sound slightly better with more bass (if that’s what you are looking for), and have better battery life. These have great noise cancelling too, on par with the Bose. So if you want an alternative, the Sonys are a good pick.

Phones

16. Google Pixel 4a

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There is only one phone here to get, and the Google Pixel 4a is it. Flagship camera, an adaptive battery, and a fluid performance; all in a package for S$499. Excellent phone for anyone really.

Click here to read about what we think of the Google Pixel 4a.

Smart Home

17. Google Nest Hub

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The Google Nest Hub is basically a Google Home with a screen. This puts Google Assistant in any room (like the Nest Mini above) with a screen to control all your actions from. You can even use it to watch videos if you want a bigger screen. Google Assistant will also be able to control your smart appliances if you have any.

18. Google Nest Audio

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Decent sounding smart speakers that look good. The Google Nest Audio is a powered speaker, so they are not portable, but they look good in any room and can fill a room. They don’t sound amazing (they’re fine), but they certainly do a great job as an all-rounder.

19. Philips Hue Lights

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They vary in price, but they are great smart bulbs that can be linked to Siri or Google Assistant. You can set routines or control them with your voice. Philips Hue Lights can even be used as mood lighting for a room or the whole house. If you can get them, they are a solid pickup.

20. Logitech G Pro X Superlight Gaming Mouse

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Horrible name, but a great lightweight wireless mouse nonetheless. No discernable latency, with great tracking, it’s light and comfortable- the Logitech G Pro X Superlight Gaming Mouse. The only problem is that it charges with micro-USB and not USB-C. A small setback, but still a solid choice for the best tech gift this Christmas.

21. Razer Blackwidow Pro V3

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With a clean aesthetic, paired with impeccable switches and an exquisite build, the Razer Blackwidow Pro V3 is a solid choice for anyone looking to upgrade their gaming keyboard.

For an excellent small form factor alternative, check out the Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition or Huntsman Mini.

22. Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

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Nice looks, great build, and great performance. The Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Headset is the wireless version of the G Pro Headset which possesses high microphone and audio quality. This is a great pick for anyone looking to upgrade their headset.

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